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Author Topic: Considering a Hackintosh - Anyone Try it yet?  (Read 1350 times)

edbro

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Considering a Hackintosh - Anyone Try it yet?
« on: February 10, 2011, 05:25:02 PM »
I'm considering building a Hackintosh but I've never messed with Macs before. The build/install seems to be pretty straight forward and the software can be gotten cheap from Apple. I figure, if worst comes to worst, I could always turn it into a Windows machine. Would a Hackintosh work as well as a real Mac?

Is there enough freeware out there for a Mac that I don't have to spend another thousand on software?

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Re: Considering a Hackintosh - Anyone Try it yet?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 05:45:48 PM »
You have LibreOffice and all the Mozilla stuff available for OSX, so your basic productivity needs are covered. A Google on "Macintosh freeware" should give you some places to start. I know MajorGeeks, Tucows, Opensourcemac, FreeMacware, and a bunch of others will all be there.

Might want to look at available free software before you commit to a build.  :)

Luck!

Addendum: unless you're fascinated at the thought of building a H-Mac why bother? For the same money and effort you could do up a very sweet home server. Just a thought... :mrgreen:

« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 05:50:16 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Considering a Hackintosh - Anyone Try it yet?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 06:00:00 PM »
Addendum: unless you're fascinated at the thought of building a H-Mac why bother? For the same money and effort you could do up a very sweet home server. Just a thought... :mrgreen:

I don't need a server. Why do it? Because I could have a Mac for a lot less than Apple would charge.

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Re: Considering a Hackintosh - Anyone Try it yet?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 06:08:04 PM »
If that's the case - go for it!  ;D

Just be careful and follow the recommendations for the make and model of the mobo you get. Some are better for a hackintosh project than others.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 06:10:50 PM by 40hz »